The American based GILL SCHMID DESIGN of New York has released details of their incredible new superyacht design which features extensive and innovative use of glass, a product perhaps not traditionally associated with boats, til now. Not to finish there, the yacht design called HALYCON 110 metre also features a floating waterfall.
PR: The 110m HALYCON super yacht project is the newest in a series of innovative designs by GILL SCHMID DESIGN.
The project is the result of focused investigations and elaborate design studies, offering a new direction in yacht design, exploiting possibilities in the use of glass/glazing.
The superstructure comprises of floor to ceiling undulating glazing (a combination of white glass and reflective glass) with the aim to provide maximum privacy for the owner and guests. The white one-way glass is transparent from the inside and opaque looking from outside. The white glass panels on the observatory deck above the wheelhouse and on bridge deck above the VIP suits blend in seamlessly with the white superstructure, giving an overall monochromatic effect. The idea is to blend superstructure and glazing into one entity.
Some of the key features of this vessel are the two glass bottomed swimming pools, one on the main deck and one staggered in section on the upper deck. They are connected with a waterfall flowing between the two levels, which is framed by a generous rectangular opening in the deck. This creates the effect of terraced aft deck spaces or a somewhat landscaped tiered arrangement, offering physical and visual sectional connections.
This space is further enhanced or framed by the louvered ‘gill’ glass doors on the main deck, creating a deep inside/ outside space around the main pool area.
Further features of this unique vessel, besides the expansive and unique outdoor deck spaces, are the large owner suite with his and hers saunas, six guest and two VIP suites, two hull infinity jacuzzis, a casino, front facing formal dining with panoramic views, a sky lounge and cocktail bar with panoramic lounge spaces and retractable front facing glass facade on the observatory deck, the expansive beach club with open-able hull doors offering visual and physical access to the sea, a gymnasium, sauna, plunge pool and massage areas, full helicopter landing on the observatory deck, plus an additional retractable touch and go helicopter landing on the main deck aft between the two jacuzzis, a fully equipped tender garage (with enough space for two 10 meter tenders, icon aircraft, submarine storage, plus multiple toys) and very generous crew quarters (37 crew) with large crew spaces.
About GILL SCHMID DESIGN
GILL SCHMID DESIGN (formerly Impossible Productions Ink LLC, established in 2009) is a New York based design company, led by Alistair Gill (UK) and Veronika Schmid (AUT), specializing in Yacht Design, Architecture and Art Services. The studios design philosophy is to develop contemporary intelligent cutting edge designs. Alistair Gill, born and raised in the UK. He is a trained architect and has worked in world renowned yacht design and architecture offices (including Martin Francis Design) for 15+ years before relocating and establishing GILL SCHMID DESIGNin New York. He has served as a professor at some of the most prestigious architecture schools, including the Architectural Association in London and Columbia University (NYC).
Veronika Schmid, born and raised in Austria, Germany and the US. She is a trained architect and has worked in world renowned yacht design and architecture offices (including Martin Francis Design) for 15+ years before relocating and establishing GILL SCHMID DESIGN in New York. She has served as a professor at some of the most prestigious architecture schools, such as the Architectural Association in London, Harvard University and RISD. She has been collaborating with world renowned artists on the design, manufacturing and project management for sculptural work since 2001.
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